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How is everyone?

Just checking in, you all ok?

Didn't find your answer?

I'm fine, you know, given the global situation, can't complain and all that.  Good days and bad days.

How are you all?  Keeping your chin up?  Can I get anyone a cup of tea?

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Stepurhan
By stepurhan
16th Jul 2021 08:23

Made it to two pieces of live performance this week (a stand-up comedy show and a one-person play). The audience was spread out and masked, so it wasn't the usual live performance experience, but it was still good to see something live and support the arts that seem to have been left out over the last year.

Now I just need to get rid of this cursed mug in the shape of Pennywise the Clown.

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By SteveHa
16th Jul 2021 09:04

Iron Maiden released a new single and video yesterday, and I have tickets to see them in Cologne next year. Life's good.

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By Les Howard
16th Jul 2021 09:06

Life is like a box of liquorice allsorts, I'm told.
In my last two days of self-isolation, so will enjoy some 'freedom' from Sunday.
A cup of tea is always welcome, of course.

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By lionofludesch
17th Jul 2021 10:36

leshoward wrote:

A cup of tea is always welcome, of course.

With chips, Les ?

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By daniel_
16th Jul 2021 09:31

Tired. Only just finished dealing with the mess of CH filing extensions, a present so kindly automatically delivered to clients. Three months of 'doubles' where extended 12 month due dates fall at the same time as normal 9 month due dates. Haven't really had a break since Christmas but it feels like there's finally starting to be some respite. Still 2 staff down.
At least the sun is out.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
16th Jul 2021 10:06

Exhausted after taking the bull by the horns and dealing once and for all with our two most difficult Pareto clients. A situation that's been ongoing since April.

And with Vodafone, who keep timing-out cancelling our landline broadband order which in turn causes Openreach to cancel our order for a telegraph pole (without which we cannot have landline broadband). A situation that's been going on since August last year.

On the plus side the weather's glorious, and I might just knock off early and join the throngs of tourists down at the beach. Can Covid spread in seawater, I wonder?

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By Hugh Simpson
17th Jul 2021 09:09

Don't even want to consider mask wearing fish.

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By Richard Cliff
16th Jul 2021 10:33

I am not feeling good at all. Just found out from my ex-wife that, two years before I walked out, she had an affair. The guy died before she had chance to throw me out and move him in. I suspected it at the time but it is a big shock to me now she has admitted it. She made me take full responsibility for the marriage breakdown and I lost everything, including my kids, and at to start again. She got in touch with my business partner 4 years later and caused more bother and I ended up being ripped off for over £100k including unpaid wages. I nearly ended up homeless 7 years later because of the loans and mortgages I took on. She has now found out my new wife has property and money, so she contacts me to try it on. What an evil society we live in.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
16th Jul 2021 11:25

Ok, but aside from that you're having a good day?

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By Constantly Confused
16th Jul 2021 15:27

Richard Cliff wrote:

I am not feeling good at all. Just found out from my ex-wife that, two years before I walked out, she had an affair. The guy died before she had chance to throw me out and move him in. I suspected it at the time but it is a big shock to me now she has admitted it. She made me take full responsibility for the marriage breakdown and I lost everything, including my kids, and at to start again. She got in touch with my business partner 4 years later and caused more bother and I ended up being ripped off for over £100k including unpaid wages. I nearly ended up homeless 7 years later because of the loans and mortgages I took on. She has now found out my new wife has property and money, so she contacts me to try it on. What an evil society we live in.

That truly sucks, I'm sorry to hear you've had and are having such a rough time of it.

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By sanjay100
18th Jul 2021 21:20

That is horrible you had gone endure. Some people are just evil and narcissistic tendencies. I am about to make some of the toughest decisions of my life. Wish you well.

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
16th Jul 2021 12:36

I am chilling in the sunshine having just mowed the lawn and stacked some logs to dry out for the winter (rubbish day to get them delivered, its baking here)

We are not having a proper holiday, so instead are on "Fridays off" for July and August and some others days too when the sun shines.

I like this time of year, I engineer things so its quiet before all kicking off in September with the back end of the SA season.

Also filling our new 15ft pool so cant wait to freeze the kids in it when they get home. They were very excited yesterday when I was putting it up, I did point out it will be really really cold for a while.

o and checking my work emails. Doh. only got one, I think clients got the message about "Fridays off for the summer"

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By spilly
16th Jul 2021 13:12

Really like the idea of a summer of Fridays so I might copy that as I’m unlikely to be able to take a proper break due to staffing issues. I don’t think most of the clients will even notice so probably won’t bother to notify anyone.
In fact, I might just start this afternoon!

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By Glenn Martin
16th Jul 2021 12:51

Work is still heavy going as the legacy of Covid drags on like a ball and chain to stop you moving forward.

On the plus we have had some great prospects in to see us in the last month or so which will more than replace the jobs we lost/canned at the start of the year.

My wife and daughter go off on their horses every weekend so I now make Saturday my weekly fishing trip to switch off, relax and forget about work. and avoid people with the lurgy which is rife once more in the North East.

Tomorrow's choice is between Fontburn in Northumberland on the trout but maybe too sunny or to Dunstansburgh for a mackeral session.

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By Red Leader
16th Jul 2021 12:53

The sun makes a big difference. I was fed up yesterday as I felt cheated: the forecast said sunny, but it stayed overcast all day. If the forecast had said overcast I wouldn't have been so fed up!

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By Arthur Putey
17th Jul 2021 09:42

My feelings exactly! The forecast often looks good 2-3 days ahead but when we get there it is often not as good as promised. Thursday was a case in point, it just got gloomier as the day progressed. And just how many people are employed by the BBC as weather presenters? National and regional (often following and contradicting each other) forecasts from places of supposed interest, why don't they just put a map up for a few seconds and we'll get the picture.

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By memyself-eye
16th Jul 2021 15:19

working on whether my wife will want to go for a jaunt on our narrowboat this week-end.

It's a hard job but someone has to do it.

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By Constantly Confused
16th Jul 2021 15:25

memyself-eye wrote:

working on whether my wife will want to go for a jaunt on our narrowboat this week-end.

Very euphemistic!

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By lionofludesch
16th Jul 2021 19:12

Missing the Behind Closed Doors rugby games - the fans can be distracting - but we all knew it'd come to an end eventually.

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By Cheshire
19th Jul 2021 15:00

Enjoying semi-retirement in Barbados. Bliss.

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